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BSc (Hons) in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science University College Cork




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This degree course provides a solid education in the fundamentals of financial mathematics and actuarial science, as well as a strong grounding in the core disciplines of the Mathematical Sciences. The quantitative analytical skills developed in this course are used in a variety of settings, both commercial and non-commercial.

Graduates of this course will have a broad range of quantitative numerical and computational skills that are of use in many fields. Graduates who wish to pursue an actuarial career may qualify for exemptions from some of the professional actuarial examinations, depending on performance and choice of electives, and will have the necessary preparation to undertake the remaining examinations. In order to become a qualified actuary, it is necessary to satisfy the professional education and work experience requirements of the Faculty and Institute of Actuaries – the FIA.

A number of degree courses in the UK and Ireland correspond to some or all of the eight core technical subjects in the first stage of the professional education of an actuary. This degree provides a thorough education in the mathematical sciences, as well as the preparation for a career with a financial focus.

In addition to opportunities in the financial and insurance areas, and in the mathematical sciences, our graduates will have acquired analytical, computing, communication, and problem-solving skills that will open the way for a wide range of careers.

Skills and Careers Information

Graduates in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science can look forward to careers offering intellectual challenge, professional status, job satisfaction and high earnings. Designing solutions to mathematical problems involving financial risk or future uncertainty places the graduate among the most highly valued professionals in the financial world.

The recent past has seen enormous growth in the financial services industry worldwide. This, together with the increasing sophistication of modern financial products, has led to increasing demand for graduates in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science.

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Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

€22,000.00 (17,34,564) per year




University College Cork

College Road,



Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

IELTS: 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5

TOEFL 80: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing 17

CPE Cambridge Proficiency: 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test

Pearson PTE Academic: 59 Minimum individual sections 51

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